“The Teacher considers what there is in this life “under the sun” that has any real or lasting meaning, and his search is both unproductive and discouraging.  None of the things in which man normally puts his trust for happiness and fulfillment can really achieve those goals.  Such things as wealth, power, pleasure, popularity, and human wisdom are all sheer vanity — meaningless and empty.”

Meaninglessness of Human Pursuits

EMPTINESS OF HUMAN WISDOM     Ecclesiastes 1:12-18

EMPTINESS OF PLEASURE     Ecclesiastes 2:1-3

EMPTINESS OF ACHIEVEMENT     Ecclesiastes 2:4-11

EMPTINESS OF LABOR     Ecclesiastes 2:17-26


EMPTINESS OF ACCUMULATION     Ecclesiastes 4:4-6

EMPTINESS OF UNSHARED LIVES     Ecclesiastes 4:7-12

EMPTINESS OF FALSE WORSHIP     Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

EMPTINESS OF WEALTH     Ecclesiastes 5:8-20

EMPTINESS OF MATERIALISM     Ecclesiastes 6:1-9

EMPTINESS OF PROSPERITY     Ecclesiastes 7:13-14

EMPTINESS OF DEFIANCE     Ecclesiastes 8:2-6

EMPTINESS OF WICKEDNESS     Ecclesiastes 8:7-13

EMPTINESS OF INJUSTICE     Ecclesiastes 8:14-15

EMPTINESS OF STRENGTH     Ecclesiastes 9:13-18

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.